Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Re F Revisited

The eagle-eyed reader will have noticed that Family Lore now sports a shiny new advertisement, from DNA tester Cellmark, a company I first used some twenty years ago, when DNA fingerprinting blood tests first became available. I remember that well - the accuracy of the results were a revelation after the uncertainty of old-fashioned blood tests. Back in those days, Cellmark pretty much had the field to themselves, but nowadays it seems that hardly a month goes by without my receiving a flyer from a new company offering DNA testing. However, not all of those companies know as well as Cellmark what they are doing, as a re-read of the Re F (Children) (DNA Evidence) case proves...

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